‘Tis the Season – Holiday Series Part Two – Nativity Craft!

Hi!! It’s Clara!!

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I’m excited to be here for my part of the “‘Tis the Season” Christmas series!!

Tis the Season!

Gracie wanted me to include the schedule…

     Part One, Wednesday, December 13Caroline, Collection Post {Check!}

     Part Two, Saturday, December 16 : Clara, Craft Post

     Part Three, Tuesday, December 19: Grace, Recipe Post

     Part Four, Friday, December 22: Julie, Photostory Post

Yep, so we’re on part two, a craft post!!

Yippee!!

I love arts and crafts, pretty much any time of year. So are you ready to dive in?

The craft we will be doing is…

 

A Miniature (AG size!) Nativity!

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What do you think? It’s very simple, but I think it’s pretty cute. And it’s actually really easy, too!

 

Well… Let’s start!!

Supplies:

  • Paperboard (such as cereal box cardboard)
  • Glue/hot glue
  • Paint
  • Scissors

That’s it!

Here we go…

Take your paperboard and cut out little shapes for the various nativity characters. Here is a list of the figures you can cut out:

  • Baby Jesus/Manger
  • Mary
  • Joseph
  • Shepherds (as many as you want)
  • Wise men (Traditionally three. Trivia: the Bible doesn’t actually say how many there were!)
  • Animals (Sheep, Donkey, etc.) (As many as you want)
  • Stable
  • Star

You’ll also want to cut out a rectangle to put all of your characters on later.

Now don’t worry! We’re going to keep it simple and EASY!! 😀

I’ll show you the shapes I cut for my nativity (with my and Gracie’s hands for size reference):

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See? Not too hard! 😀 😉

Next we’ll paint all the pieces.

Again, it doesn’t have to be complicated! Here’s mine:

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Hot glue (Or glue), each figure onto the base, and hold them upright until they stay up on their own.

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And you’re done!

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I love how cute and easy it is! And nativities are a good reminder of the TRUE reason that we celebrate: Jesus come to earth, humbly, as a baby. What a glorious truth!

We weren’t sure where it would go in our (messy) dollhouse, so I think Gracie has just claimed it for her own room… Maybe once we clean we can ask it back XD .

 

Are you going to make this? Do you have a nativity?

And be sure to come back and see Grace’s and Julie’s posts for the series!

 

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BIBPC #5 Category 7 + A Poll

Hi there!

I’m here with another BIBPC entry! This is the last category!! 😮

I haven’t been posting many normal posts lately. I hope to make a crafty post soon, but I guess I’ve just not had much time, with school now in session! At the end of this post I have a poll that you can vote in for what post you’d like to see next!

 

Here is my entry for the Category Tiny!

GO KIWI!!

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Story: We went to a lake while on vacation this past summer, and there were some adorable little ducklings! It was really neat to be able to photograph them!

 

I also have two extra photos for the previous category, Reflection/shadow.

 

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This picture I took for an art class!

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And this is one of the pictures I got when I was trying to get a photo for the category. It is a picture of my lamp. Instead of a shade, it has strings of reflective plastic circles.

 

I also designed a poster for the next BIBPC…

BIBPC #6

 

BIBPC is always so fun! I’m glad I got do do it again, and look forward to future ones! You can check it out yourself at https://abarefootgal.wordpress.com/?s=BIBPC !

 

And now… A poll!

 

Hopefully I’ll be able to get the most-voted-for post up soon, but I guess I’ll have to see how busy I am 🙂

So…

Until next time, Have a blessed day!

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